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Academic Innovation

Our Academic Innovation team works with universities, research centers and government programs supporting innovation and entrepreneurship around the world, especially in developing innovation economies. We help research institutions with encouraging the publication of scholarly peer reviewed articles and with educating students, while handling the disclosure, documentation and evaluation of innovative ideas. Our approach is to achieve the goals of the research institutions we represent.

It is critically important that academic institutions and research centers  have formal and structured IP policies and procedures in place when trying to develop patentable assets. As each institution is different with various goals and objectives, our team evaluates the institution’s needs and customizes policies that protect the institution and optimizes their investment in human capital.

Our clients rely on our team to provide the full spectrum of services including for example, disclosure review, patentability searches, and the preparation and filing of patent applications, as well research collaboration agreements, and agreements relating to the development and commercialization of technology. We also help researchers and university leaders  utilize the ever increasing amount of global patent information now available, and in navigating the global patent system programs that help fast-track the examination of patent applications around the world.

We can help preserve options for protection worldwide while the dynamic process of innovation naturally evolves with each research project. We work with all stakeholders to help great ideas become one or more technology assets to transfer to industry for further development and commercialization. Our practice helps clients realize financing sustainability and achieve tangible economic development objectives while solving global problems involving energy, the environment, agriculture and food, health and medicine, communications and information technology.

Name Title Phone V-Card Email Office
Richard J. Apley Patent Agent, Chief Patent Officer 703-412-1000 Northern Virginia
Warren S. Edmonds Patent Agent 703-412-1000 Northern Virginia
Edward G. Favors Patent Agent 703-412-1000 Northern Virginia
Remmon R. Fordé Patent Agent 703-412-1000 Northern Virginia
Charles K. Friedman Patent Attorney 703-412-1000 Northern Virginia
Walter E. Kubitz Senior Attorney 703-412-1000 Northern Virginia
Richard C. Litman Practice Group Leader, IP & Emerging Technologies 703.412.1000 Washington, DC
Robert B. Lyons Managing Patent Attorney 703-412-1000 Northern Virginia
Alfred H. Muratori Patent Agent 703-412-1000 Northern Virginia
Morgan D. Rosenberg Technical Writer 703-412-1000 Northern Virginia